Tag Archives: Pedestrian Safety

When Permitting Bicycling On Sidewalks Turns Into A Debate

I never thought I would see the day when any official would seriously contemplate legally allowing bicyclists to share the sidewalks with pedestrians, particularly in urban areas. Generally, although not in all cases, bicycles are prohibited on sidewalks in business … Continue reading

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How Police Accident Reporting Practices Affect Bicyclists And Pedestrians

As if the statistics on car versus bicycle accidents weren’t frightening enough, I recently read the following: “Dart across Washington Street once or twice, and you probably would not pick Boston as the nation’s safest city for pedestrians. Study after … Continue reading

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Law Enforcement’s Divergent Opinions On What It Means to Get Hit By a Car

    A few years ago, I had surgery — for the third time —  on the same knee. During the rehabilitation period, I wasn’t allowed to ride my bike. To quench my thirst for movement and aerobic exercise, I … Continue reading

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